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What is Cellulite?

Cellulite commonly affects the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. In these areas, the subcutaneous adipose tissue accumulates excessively and an indented orange peel appearance occurs on the skin. In cellulite, which is also defined as a regional metabolic disorder, the fat cells that accumulate under the skin expand more than normal.

While these cells create small bumps on the skin surface, fiber bands called septa that extend perpendicular to the skin cause dimples in the skin. This skin problem, which develops in the form of irregular ups and downs, progresses over time due to the increase in adipose tissue with age. In the medical literature, cellulitis is referred to as "gynoid lipodystrophy", "adipose edema" or "fibrosclerotic paniculopathy". 

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite is caused by an increase in the volume and accumulation of fat cells under the skin. These accumulations may be experienced due to different reasons such as hereditary factors, age, nutrition and sports habits. One of the important factors in the formation of cellulite is the thickness of the skin and the percentage of fat in the body. In addition, some hormones such as estrogen hormone trigger the cellulite problem.

The main reason for the common occurrence of cellulite in women is that women have more estrogen than men. As the age progresses, the thinning of the skin and the loss of its elasticity also cause the subcutaneous connective tissues to curl.

In addition, the following situations are also effective in the formation of the appearance of cellulite:

Who Gets Cellulite? 

According to studies on cellulite, 80% of women face the problem of cellulite after puberty. In addition to this, the severity and incidence of cellulite increase with age after puberty. As age progresses, the risk of cellulite increases, as it causes thinning of the skin. In addition, fair-skinned women are more prone to cellulite formation.

Cellulite can also be rarely encountered in men. The subcutaneous structural differences of men are a factor that reduces the risk of cellulite. The low rate of subcutaneous adipose tissue in men also reduces this risk. However, the appearance of cellulite may occur with excess weight, and some thin men may also have cellulite, albeit a little, for various reasons. In general, a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits increase the risk of cellulite.  

What Are the Symptoms of Cellulite? 

The most common symptom of cellulite; It is an indented skin image that occurs especially in the hips, thighs and abdomen. This image can be compared to orange peel or cottage cheese. In some cases, cellulite is noticed only with the tightening of the skin; It can be seen in any form in advanced cellulite. The breasts, upper arms, and lower abdomen can also be affected by cellulite. In general, it is not a serious medical problem and is not life-threatening. 

What Are the Stages of Cellulite?

Cellulite has different stages in itself and these stages are:

Stage 1

It is the first stage of cellulite and is usually seen in overweight women. While lying and standing, there is no indentation on the skin, but orange peel bumps become evident if the cellulite area is squeezed by hand. Turkey Cellulite occurs in a soft and slippery appearance, and its treatment is easier than other stages. Generally, results are obtained with the application of a correct nutrition program.

Stage 2

Varicose veins accompany the appearance of cellulite. Stress and hormonal imbalances are effective at this stage, so it is common in women. This type of cellulite does not appear while lying down, but is slightly noticeable when standing. In addition, the capillaries in the legs are also clearly visible. It can be treated with a balanced diet, light-paced sports and mesotherapy.

Stage 3

Cellulite tissue, which is soft in the early period, becomes a nodule in the 3rd stage and hardens, therefore, much more prominent indentations and protrusions occur in the skin. Cellulite is visible both while standing and lying down. This type of cellulite can be seen even in women who are not overweight and lead an active life. Its treatment is more difficult than other stages. 

How Is Cellulite Treated?

There are many different options for cellulite treatment Istanbul. In the treatment, the stage of cellulite and the life habits of the individual are distinctive. The general treatment approach is to lose excess weight in a healthy way, to exercise regularly and to drink plenty of water. It is very important to do exercises to tighten the body during the weight loss phase. It is also important to quit sedentary lifestyle habits and stop smoking and tobacco use.

Various devices or surgical methods can be used in advanced cellulite that cannot be eliminated by this type of sports and nutrition studies. In particular, treatment methods that accelerate blood circulation in the body and break down the fat tissues accumulated under the skin help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Methods such as ultrasound, Turkey radiofrequency, vacuum therapy applied for medical treatment provide the melting of the increased adipose tissue. These methods are applied in conjunction with advanced devices and cellulite removal creams, thus eliminating the appearance of cellulite in the long run. 

Lymph Drainage

This method, which helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite, especially on the legs, can also be applied to the abdomen. It is applied by sending high-value pressure to the area in equal amounts and intervals. 

Mesotherapy Treatment in Turkey

It is applied by injecting a special solution under the skin with the help of special needles and injectors of 4 mm size. This special application has a direct effect on the area that causes cellulite and allows the fat tissues accumulated under the skin to be broken down. Fragmented adipose tissues can be reused by the body, so it does not accumulate again.

The purpose of mesotherapy Istanbul is to relieve the blood circulation by breaking down the accumulated and hardened fat. In this way, the lymph circulation is also relieved and the lipolysis mechanism in the body is activated. At the end of 8-12 sessions, which are usually held once a week, a visible improvement is achieved on the skin surface. 

Ozone Therapy 

This method, which allows the fat cells to be cleaned with the help of oxygen and thus to burn fat, is the process of steam bathing the area. As a result of this process, oxygen penetrates to the subcutaneous tissue and accelerates the blood circulation there. 


It aims to loosen the septa by applying vacuum to the skin surface, in this way, the fiber bands under the skin lengthen and break. This method, which applies pressure to the subcutaneous tissues with suction and rotation movements, provides relief from the appearance of cellulite with massage techniques. 


Needles inserted into different parts of the body reach under the skin and activate the water and fat cells there. In this way, fat is broken down.

Pressure Therapy

This method, which accelerates the lent and blood circulation by applying air pressure to the problem area, is very effective in the treatment of cellulite.

Laser Therapy in Turkey

It is applied by sending laser to the cellulite area and accelerates the blood circulation in the area. In this way, it activates the dormant adipose tissues. As a result, fat cells become permeable and liquefy, turning into healthy fat. This helps to remove the appearance of cellulite.


In this method, which triggers the synthesis of collagen in the skin, the fat tissues under the skin are thinned. In this way, even the fat tissues accumulated in the deepest layers can be broken down, and the expansion of the septa fibers is provided.


This method, which allows the breakdown of fat cells by going under the skin, is also effective in breaking down other small fats apart from cellulite areas. It can break down even small fat tissues that have not yet caused cellulite and reduce the storage rate and eliminates the risk of cellulite.


It provides the breakdown of fat in areas where cellulite occurs through thin and long special needles. It also improves the aesthetic appearance by helping to drain these oils.


It helps to break down fat cells by applying carbon dioxide gas to problem areas. Thanks to this method, the oxygen retention and utilization potential of the tissues increases, thereby accelerating the circulation and reducing the appearance of cellulite. 

Cellulite Prevention Methods

There may not be a sure way to completely prevent the appearance of cellulite, because cellulite formation cannot be prevented in some cases due to genetic and age factors. However, the application of some methods is effective in reducing the risk of cellulite:

  • Having an active and healthy lifestyle
  • Drinking lots of water
  • Avoiding junk food and foods that slow blood circulation
  • Quitting smoking and tobacco use
  • Developing healthy eating habits
  • Losing excess weight and getting to the ideal weight range
  • Applying special massage techniques to maintain skin firmness
  • Applying exercise movements for regional cellulite problems
  • Taking care of the skin and keeping the skin moist
  • Using protective products suitable for the skin against sun rays

Applying such methods is effective in alleviating the appearance of cellulite. In addition, it may be a good option to apply to plastic surgery for very advanced and uncomfortable problems.

You can find out the price details of cellulite Turkey treatment by contacting your doctor.

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